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Earth Systems Alliance Part 2
« on: January 30, 2013, 10:04:17 PM »
January 5th, 79AS
The 1st and 2nd Patrol Squadrons completed the Advanced Combat and Tactics training at the Alliance Naval Command School. The Captain and crews are now considered to be some of the best the Alliance has, and are awarded the SC-1 Badge for their accomplishments. The Space Combat, Level 1 Badge is awarded for completion of the ACT training courses. The SC-2 Badge is awarded to the Captain and crew of a vessel after their first successful combat mission, and the SC-3 Badge is awarded for exemplary combat records.

January 25th, 79AS
The Alliance Navy's first troop transport, the ATT79-Quicksilver class, is designed and built in orbit of Earth. The Quicksilver is designed to move troops between planets, but is extremely limited in its range. Currently there is no need for a long range troop transport, but the need to get troops to Europa to explore the ruins there was great enough to warrant production.


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ATT79-Quicksilver class Troop Transport    19,300 tons     280 Crew     1182 BP      TCS 386  TH 720  EM 0
1865 km/s     Armour 2-64     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 25     PPV 0
Maint Life 6.14 Years     MSP 957    AFR 119%    IFR 1.7%    1YR 43    5YR 652    Max Repair 60 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 6 months    Spare Berths 6    
Troop Capacity: 5 Battalions    Cargo Handling Multiplier 20    

Cord-Hislop A120-M Ion Drive (6)    Power 120    Fuel Use 72%    Signature 120    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 750,000 Litres    Range 9.7 billion km   (60 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes


Prefabricated barracks were also to be sent to the area around the ruins. These barracks were self-contained training centers and defensive positions capable of housing a large number of Alliance Army personnel. They are to be situated directly next to the ruins, to provide cover for the engineers and scientists working there.


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Stormfront class Planetary Defence Centre    32,300 tons     101 Crew     1634.2 BP      TCS 646  TH 0  EM 0
Armour 14-90     Sensors 32/420     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 0
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Spare Berths 27    
Troop Capacity: 10 Battalions    

Solar Electronics R225-MR80 Planetary Sensor Array (1)     GPS 33600     Range 225.4m km    Resolution 80
Solar Electronics S32-HS4 Thermal Sensor Array (1)     Sensitivity 32     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  32m km
Solar Electronics S32-HS4 EM Detection Array (1)     Sensitivity 32     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  32m km


This design is classed as a Planetary Defence Centre and can be pre-fabricated in 13 sections


January 30th, 79AS
Troops and infrastructure began being moved to Europa. The civilian mining colony was to be used as a base, with plans to expand the colony to hold about 10 million people. The Aspen class Freighter would do the heavy lifting, while the private shipping lines would handle colonist transport. The MSV Valencia and MSV Vega were built by the ExSolar Shipping company. These ships were immediately contracted by Alliance Naval Command.


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Aspen class Freighter    41,950 tons     175 Crew     619.2 BP      TCS 839  TH 1440  EM 0
1716 km/s     Armour 1-107     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 9    Max Repair 48 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Spare Berths 12    
Cargo 25000    Cargo Handling Multiplier 20    

Heed Industries A240C-L Ion Drive (6)    Power 240    Fuel Use 3.54%    Signature 240    Exp 4%
Fuel Capacity 500,000 Litres    Range 60.6 billion km   (408 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes


February 5th, 79AS
The SSV Amerigo Vespucci has completed her overhaul. Her crew is recalled and she is immediately sent to the Faryar system.

March 4th, 79AS
A new, planet-less star was discovered by the SSV Apex. The M6-V star, now known as Anadius, is logged and the SSV Apex moves on.

March 23rd, 79AS
The SSV Apogee discovered the system of Relic through a jump point in Columbia. Relic is made up of an M2-V star orbited by 7 planets. One of the planets represents a possible colony, but the others are all too inhospitable. The SSV Apogee transits back into Columbia and moves on to the next jump point.

March 30th, 79AS
The system of Antaeus was discovered beyond Columbia by the SSV Apogee. Antaeus is made up of nearly 150 asteroids, 6 planets and dozens of moons orbiting an M0-V star. The closest planet to the star, now named Ageko, is a frozen terrestrial world that may be able to be terraformed. Current technology, however, would be insufficient to do it in a timely manner.

April 11th, 79AS
The SSV Apogee, exploring the final jump point leading out of Columbia, discovered the system of Aysur. With six planets, seventy moons and forty asteroids, it represents a fair amount of potential resources. The system is noted, and then Captain Judith Kimes orders the SSV Apogee home.
Back in orbit of Earth, the SSV New Beginnings, a prototype Alliance ship capable of building a jump gate, left the W. Simons & Co. Orbital Shipyard and entered into independent orbit of Earth.


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Outreach class Construction Ship    67,100 tons     230 Crew     1623.2 BP      TCS 1342  TH 1440  EM 0
1073 km/s     Armour 1-147     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 15    Max Repair 48 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 5    
Jump Gate Construction Ship: 180 days

Heed Industries A240C-L Ion Drive (6)    Power 240    Fuel Use 3.54%    Signature 240    Exp 4%
Fuel Capacity 500,000 Litres    Range 37.9 billion km   (408 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes


April 15th, 79AS
The SSV New Beginnings began its slow journey out to the Faryar jump point. Once they finally arrived, it would take nearly 6 months to complete the jump gate on this side, and another 6 to pass through and complete the jump gate on the other side. In this time, the Alliance Parliament planned to prepare infrastructure, factories and colonists to colonize the moon Childress.

April 19th, 79AS
The SSV Apex discovered the system of Macedon through a jump point in Raheel-Leyya. The binary system is made up of a M5-V primary and M7-V secondary, but only has a total of four planets and three comments. The single planet that orbits the primary is a potential colony site.

April 27th, 79AS
The SSV Apex discovered the system of Lusarn, with a total of six planets and almost seventy moons orbiting a M4-V star. With no good terraforming candidates, the system is marked for planetary and gravitational survey and the SSV Apex moves on.

May 2nd, 79AS
The MSV Thor Heyerdahl completed her overhaul. The crew had already been recalled to prime the ship for her next voyage, and so were ready when the order to move through the Faryar system into Sowilo came and they immediately set out.

May 6th, 79AS
The SSV Apogee returned to Earth to await new orders. The crew is allowed shore leave while they wait.

May 7th, 79AS
The SSV Apex transited a jump point in Raheel-Leyya to find the new system of Ming-Han. The system is named such because the Alliance Parliament's Council on Names could not agree on which of the two historic Chinese Dynasties it should be named after. The system is made up of 8 planets, 71 moons and 121 asteroids orbiting an M6-V class star.

September 15th, 79AS - In Orbit of the Faryar Relay
A small fleet of ships surrounds the SSV New Beginnings and the large structure behind it. The structure is a Jump Gate, the first of its kind built by the Earth Systems Alliance. Small objects can been seen moving across the surface of the massive structure, as shuttles and support craft move around it in a seemingly chaotic manner. In fact, everything is running perfectly, and far ahead of schedule. The small objects are actually workers, checking and rechecking the construction. The SSV New Beginnings is their current base of operations and the shuttles and support craft can be seen entering and leaving the numerous hangar decks of the nearly 70,000 ton construction ship. The small fleet is a veritable swarm of vessels owned by the many news networks servicing Earth and Mars, and they are there to mark the completion and activation of the Jump Gate. The Jump Gate, upon completion, will be the the most massive, free-floating structure ever constructed. It is, in fact, a space station as well as a means of interstellar transit. When it is fully active, it will house nearly 50,000 people in relative comfort. Only about 1,000 of those people will be needed to actually work the complex systems of the station, while most of the rest will be there to monitor the traffic through the gate. The Jump Gate houses numerous small vessels, used to guide the ships into position, as well as transfer customs agents to and from any vessels wishing to pass through. These agents are in charge of ensuring that no contraband materials pass into or out of the Sol System. While these people will initially only be training, as the connecting jump gate has yet to be constructed, they will still need places to eat, shop and live. As such, there is a healthy population of people working in the service industries. The Jump Gate represents a huge investment in the Faryar System, though everyone agrees that the garden world of Childress waiting beyond is well worth it.

On board the News Vessel Karma, owned and operated by the Alliance News Network, reporter Sharon Osterhoudt was standing in front of a large viewport with the SSV New Beginnings in the back ground. She was staring into a camera, talking about the wonders of the Jump Gate and what it means for the future of Humanity. In the middle of a sentence about plans for a vast network of these Gates, she stopped and held a finger to her ear. Quickly she motioned for her ship's pilot to turn the ship and then, facing the camera with a grin, began to speak again, "I've just been told that they're preparing the activate the Jump Gate for the first time. As you'll see behind me, we're moving so that we'll be able to see this
event happen. The Jump Gate is built upon a combination of technologies, some of them from the wreck on Luna, others from the ancient Jump Gate found in the Tereshkova System, but the main components are all Human designs. No one is exactly sure what the activation will look like, though speculation is that it'll be quite a show. The Jump Gate is designed as a huge... Well there isn't really a word for it. In short it is a gigantic, stationary engine. As you can see now, it is absolutely massive, and it is truly a wonder to behold. Those huge circles you're now seeing are the actual jump gate. The ship will be guided into place by smaller tender vessels, and then, as the gate powers up, the ship will have to accelerate to full speed. It's a delicate process, and in order to ensure it's done correctly the ship's engines are directly controlled by the jump gate itself. If we can just zoom in here. What you're seeing now is a much closer view of the inner portion of one of those circles. Those are actually antennas, sensor arrays and remote communication dishes. These allow the powerful computers located in the jump gate's main control tower to "see" the ship's exact location as well as to communicate with the crew and to control the engines remotely. When the gate is fully powered, the computers on board send a signal to the engines, priming and then activating them at the same time the gate discharges. This creates a huge amount of energy, enough to propel the ship at close to the speed of light. It's this vast amount of speed that allows the ship to reach a star system light years away in a tiny fraction of the time. Jumps can last anywhere from a few seconds, to up to 20 minutes, depending on the distance between the two systems. Alright, as you can now see, there is definitely something happening. I'm seeing what looks like lightning arcing between the two circular structures. And now the SSV New Beginnings is clearly being moved into position. Oh, did you see that?! I can't believe that didn't harm the ship. The... the "lightning" is now arcing across the outer skin of the New Beginnings. We've just been given a warning from the station, we've gotta darken the shielding on our viewports, or close them if we can't do that. Thankfully we can darken them, and it's a good thing too because that is really bright now. They've started a countdown... 5... 4... 3... 2..."

As the energy arcs between the ship and the gate, the crew of the SSV New Beginnings feels the ship begin to vibrate. They don't know what to expect. The jump gate in the Tereshkova system was never used, it was felt to be too dangerous. It was studied, probed and activated, but just what occurred was classified. The SSV New Beginnings' comm system was echoing the countdown from the jump gate. Everyone on board was nervous, but when the countdown hit 0, it was like nothing had happened. They felt the expected pressure on their chests as the ship accelerated to an extreme speed, but that was it. And then, in just a couple of moments, they were in the Faryar System, in one piece, and totally safe. The ship erupted in cheers, and celebration, and the Captain spoke over the comm, "Congratulations, we've just made history."

On the Sol side, it was truly a spectacular show. As the countdown reached zero, a massive discharge of energy was seen. It looked like the ship must have exploded. The arcs of energy between the gate and the ship grew larger, and then suddenly stopped. And the next moment, the SSV New Beginnings was gone. It was replaced first by a blinding flash of blue, and then by the quiet and dark of space. It was all over in seconds, and immediately the jump gate broadcast an all clear. Aboard the Karma, Sharon Osterhoudt had only one more thing to add. "Wow..."

December 6th, 79AS
The transfer of factories and civilian infrastructure to Europa is completed. A mass driver is also moved to the moon so minerals needed by the colony can be easily transferred from Earth.

December 11th, 79AS
The Anadius System has now been fully surveyed. The MSV Yuri Gagarin reports finding only one other jump point besides the one from Faryar. The vessel sets course back to Earth to refuel and resupply, and is then sent to survey the Hydra System.

December 22nd, 79AS
The Alliance Parliament has decided to attempt to make Europa a less inhospitable place. They have ordered a number of atmosphere factories be built on Earth, and then shipped to Europa. New developments in shield technologies have allowed scientists to create an "atmospheric shield." With a complex network of amplifiers and generators, sections of Europa could have a breathable atmosphere and temperate weather. This would be prohibitively expensive to do across the entire moon, but the cost drops dramatically by focusing the efforts on just the populated areas. The fact that the area of the ruins is to be terraformed is not mentioned to the general public.

January 19th, 80AS
The SSV New Beginnings completed oversight of the jump gate construction on the Faryar side of the Sol-Faryar jump point. It was attended by as many news ships as before, but the fanfare was much more subdued now that people knew what to expect.With the completion of the second jump gate, the Faryar system was now wide open for colonization. The Alliance Parliament immediately started making all needed preparations. The most important thing was the construction of civilian infrastructure. Childress was a near perfect colony site, but it wasn't absolutely perfect. Plans were also made to build and ship terraforming installations from Earth.The completion of the second jump gate also meant the Faryar System was open to the Alliance Military. Alliance Naval Command, however, had no true fighting ships. The Epsilon and Indigo classes were intended for short range patrol duty in the Sol System, not for the long distance travel between stars. Feeling that they would need ships to defend and patrol any new colony in Faryar or beyond, the Alliance Naval Command began reviewing designs for new ships, in particular they needed a new Frigate and a new Cruiser. The construction of these ships, however, was delayed to allow a group of scientists to finish testing a new propulsion technology. The Magneto-Plasma Drive would be more powerful than the current Ion Drives, and the scientists, led by Dr. Larissa Jan, have already successfully built and tested a prototype. Dr. Jan promised the final testing would be done before May.

February 9th, 80AS
The Alliance Parliament, in a rare unanimous decision, has agreed to create a new civilian administration. The nations on Earth, and the colonies and Mars, had long been lobbying for a more integral part in the government of their combined populaces. In response, the Alliance Parliament has created the position of Sector Governor. The rulers of the combined populations within a specific area would elect from among themselves a Sector Governor. This individual would then be able to better direct the combined needs and desires of their constituent populations, and could lobby the Alliance Parliament if need be. If the Earth Systems Alliance is the "federal" government of humanity, an Alliance Sector would be a "state," and the individual countries have now become the "local" governments. It is hoped by all that this hierarchy will allow for a more streamlined approach to funding and resource management. Instead of each individual nation lobbying for their own needs, entire star systems(or maybe even more) would now be represented by one Sector Governor.

March 4th, 80AS
A new education campaign has paid off as a large number of newly trained engineers enters the Alliance workforce. A system of schools built on Earth and Mars, and one on Europa, have been training new students in engineering, science, technologies and business. The first engineering graduates were offered jobs before they even graduated, and many of the companies they work for have reported a marked increase in productivity.(Construction Rate 14 BP was researched, in other words)

March 24th, 80AS
The engineers exploring and excavating the ruins on Europa discovered 4000 tons of Gallicite in a buried freighter. This is the first returns on the investment. The engineers are positive that a lot more is hidden beneath the ice and rock.

April 14th, 80AS
Dr. Larissa Jan revealed her prototype Magneto-Plasma Drive in a press conference broadcast throughout Alliance Space. The new drive design would be used as the starting point of engines for both the civilian and military sectors. The Alliance Naval Command immediately began work on a series of engines for use in their new frigate and cruiser class ships, as well as upgraded versions of their littoral-combat ships and corvette designs.

April 30th, 80AS
The first of the new Hammer series of anti-ship missiles finished the final phase of testing. It is now ready for production on Earth and Mars. Both planets immediately start manufacturing the new weapons, which take advantage of the Magneto-Plasma Drive technology.

May 15th, 80AS
Devlon Industries won the contract to produce the Alliance Navy's missile defense turrets. Their Patriot Missile Defense Turret is a smaller version of the CIWS used on the Steadfast Planetary Defense Centers. While it is no quicker at acquiring targets, nor more heavily armed, the reduced size allows it to fit into a more versatile role.

May 25th, 80AS
The engineers working the Xodar Commonwealth ruins on Europa uncovered a fuel depot containing 8 million liters of refined Sorium. With the ruins considered stable, and now being uncovered at an accelerated rate, the Alliance Parliament has decided to announce their discovery. The announcement is met with only mild discontent over the delay before making it public knowledge. Mostly people are just excited to see and study the ruins. The Harvard School of Xenobiology is allowed to send students and professors to Europa, and other universities and colleges are also asking to be allowed to do the same. The goal is to both gain as much knowledge and resources as possible from the ruins while also training the next generation of scientists and researchers.

July 21st, 80AS
The first of the new Broadsword class Cruisers began construction at the Charlestown Navy Shipyard in orbit of Earth. It will be years before they are completed, but Alliance Naval Command stated that once these first two were ready, the process of constructing more of the ships would be much quicker. They also said that the Broadsword, and other Cruiser class ships, will be the backbone of the future Alliance Navy.


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Broadsword class Cruiser    12,000 tons     308 Crew     1827.1 BP      TCS 240  TH 960  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 5-46     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 10     PPV 40
Maint Life 3.78 Years     MSP 952    AFR 115%    IFR 1.6%    1YR 104    5YR 1564    Max Repair 240 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 10    
Magazine 160    

Cord-Hislop Cruiser Class EP480 Magneto-Plasma Drive (2)    Power 480    Fuel Use 49%    Signature 480    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 1,000,000 Litres    Range 30.6 billion km   (88 days at full power)

Devlon Industries Patriot Missile Defense Turret  (5x4)    Range 1000 km     TS: 25000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
Type 4-A Missile Launcher (10)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 40
Ariake Technologies A151 Fire Control (1)     Range 151.2m km    Resolution 100
Hammer Mk1 Anti-Ship Missile (40)  Speed: 24,000 km/s   End: 57.9m    Range: 83.4m km   WH: 4    Size: 4    TH: 128/76/38

Delumcore Systems R120-MR110 Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 20160     Range 110.4m km    Resolution 120

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes


August 17th, 80AS
Heavy Metals Exomining of China(HMEC) announced the construction of a mining outpost on Halley's Comet. While this isn't their first such outpost, it is news simply because of it's location on such a famous comet.

August 27th, 80AS
Another 8.25 million liters of fuel was found in the ruins on Europa.

September 12th, 80AS
The new Frigate engine has finished prototyping and is now ready to for construction and use in the Alliance Navy's Frigates. Three of the new Gettysburg class Frigates were immediately started at the Jiangnan Orbital Shipyard above Earth. These ships were intended to take over patrol duty from the older Epsilon and Indigo classes. Those two ships were to be redesigned and refit to conform to the new Alliance Naval Command standards. The Apex class Jump Scouts would remain in service without refit, though a new design was planned.


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Gettysburg class Frigate    7,000 tons     187 Crew     1099.2 BP      TCS 140  TH 560  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 1-32     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 5     PPV 20
Maint Life 3.03 Years     MSP 491    AFR 78%    IFR 1.1%    1YR 80    5YR 1200    Max Repair 280 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 9 months    Spare Berths 5    
Magazine 80    

Cord-Hislop Frigate Class EP560 Magneto-Plasma Drive (1)    Power 560    Fuel Use 45.5%    Signature 560    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 750,000 Litres    Range 42.4 billion km   (122 days at full power)

Devlon Industries Patriot Missile Defense Turret  (4x4)    Range 1000 km     TS: 25000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
Type 4-A Missile Launcher (5)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 40
Ariake Technologies A151 Fire Control (1)     Range 151.2m km    Resolution 100
Hammer Mk1 Anti-Ship Missile (20)  Speed: 24,000 km/s   End: 57.9m    Range: 83.4m km   WH: 4    Size: 4    TH: 128/76/38

Delumcore Systems R120-MR110 Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 20160     Range 110.4m km    Resolution 120

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes


October 7th, 80AS
A more efficient means of refining Sorium has been developed by the Eldfell-Ashland Energy corporation. The corporation also reports that they are nearing completion on a mobile Sorium refinery. This "Sorium harvester" would allow private companies, and the Alliance Navy, to build ships capable of skimming Sorium from the atmospheres of gas giants.

October 27th, 80AS
Eldfell-Ashland Energy revealed the newly designed Sorium harvester. The mobile refinery is hailed as a technological wonder, allowing for a more efficient means of producing Sorium by removing the need to first mine and process Helium-3 from the crust of planets. By processing gaseous Helium-3 in the atmospheres of some gas giants straight into Sorium it will be much cheaper for private companies to manufacture Sorium based fuels. The Alliance Parliament has contracted Eldfell-Ashland Energy to construct and operate Sorium refining ships for the Alliance Navy.

November 7th, 80AS
A new financial center has opened in Buenos Aires. The center focuses on interplanetary trading, creating a centralized location for individuals and companies to conduct business in a friendly environment. The center is already at maximum capacity, having leased all available offices before they were finished, and plans are already in the works to expand the facilities.

December 2nd, 80AS
ExSolar Shipping announced the start of construction on a new class of freighter. The Whistler class Freighter is capable of carrying twice as much cargo as the old Aspen class, while still moving at over 2000 km/s. The new freighters will be able to help in the colonization of Childress in the Faryar system, though that is still years away.


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Whistler class Freighter    77,800 tons     260 Crew     1170.4 BP      TCS 1556  TH 3200  EM 0
2056 km/s     Armour 1-162     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 9    Max Repair 64 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 15 months    Spare Berths 40    
Cargo 50000    Cargo Handling Multiplier 20    

Heed Industries B320-L Commercial Magneto-Plasma Drive (10)    Power 320    Fuel Use 3.54%    Signature 320    Exp 4%
Fuel Capacity 500,000 Litres    Range 32.7 billion km   (183 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes


Eldfell-Ashland Energy also announced that they began construction of a number of fuel harvesters. The SR-80 is designed to stay in very-near orbit of Jupiter where it will continuously "skim" the gas giant's atmosphere. The refineries on board the ship will then process the gasses, removing the Sorium and releasing the other gasses back into the planet's atmosphere.


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Eldfell-Ashland SR-80 class Fuel Harvester    81,150 tons     330 Crew     1528.2 BP      TCS 1623  TH 320  EM 0
197 km/s     Armour 1-166     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 12    Max Repair 64 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 11    
Fuel Harvester: 30 modules producing 720000 litres per annum

Heed Industries B320-L Commercial Magneto-Plasma Drive (1)    Power 320    Fuel Use 3.54%    Signature 320    Exp 4%
Fuel Capacity 1,500,000 Litres    Range 93.9 billion km   (5517 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes


December 7th, 80AS
The MSV Diamond, and MSV Amethyst were built by the Karstensens Orbital Shipyard Ltd. in orbit above Earth. The two ships will be refit to conform to the new Discovery-II class of planetary survey vessel, but as that design is not yet finalized Baria Frontiers has decided to send the vessels into the Faryar System.

December 13th, 80AS
A group of engineers on Europa reported finding five maintenance facilities in the Xodar Commonwealth ruins. The prefab structures so closely resemble those currently used by the Alliance that it is decided to immediately transfer them to the military base for any needed updates and restorations.

December 18th, 80AS
The MSV Sapphire has returned to Earth for maintenance and R&R after spending nearly 22 months in the Faryar system.

December 23rd, 80AS
The Low Gravity Training Center on Mars has finished an expansion of it's facilities. The expansion has doubled the size of the training center, therefore allowing it to handle a larger number of potential future officers and crewmen.

December 28th, 80AS
The Setenave Orbital Shipyard is completed in geosynchronous orbit above Earth. This is the first new shipyard built in almost fifty years. Currently it is incapable of handling construction of ships over 1000 tons, but the Alliance Naval Command immediately orders it to be expanded by 1000 tons.
Baria Frontiers has finalized the design of the new Discovery-II class of planetary survey ships. After the Karstensens Orbital Shipyard is retooled to handle the construction of the newer vessels the company will begin refitting the older Discovery ships. The new ships are capable of reaching 3555 km/s, an increase of nearly 1000 km/s. The ships carry 150,000 more liters of fuel, can travel about 100 billion kilometers further, and are lighter by 350 tons. These things were accomplished by having Stellar Dynamics design and build a jump engine tailored specifically for the Discovery-II.


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Discovery-II class Geological Survey Vessel    9,000 tons     78 Crew     564.4 BP      TCS 180  TH 640  EM 0
3555 km/s    JR 1-25(C)     Armour 1-38     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/2     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 39    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 5    

Stellar Dynamics M180-S40 CJD     Max Ship Size 9000 tons    Distance 25k km     Squadron Size 1
Heed Industries B160 Commercial Magneto-Plasma Drive (4)    Power 160    Fuel Use 5.31%    Signature 160    Exp 4%
Fuel Capacity 900,000 Litres    Range 338.9 billion km   (1103 days at full power)

Geological Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes


January 1st, 81AS - State of the Alliance


Earth
Population -  902.63(+28.58 million)
Military Academy - Level 4(+0)
Deep Space Tracking Station - Level 4(+0)

Commercial Shipyards/Slipways - 4/12
Commercial Shipyards Tonnage - 88000/80000/42000/25000(+0/0/10000/10000)

Military Shipyards/Slipways - 5/10(+1/1)
Military Shipyards Tonnage - 15000/9000/7000/7000/1000(+0/0/0/1000/1000)

Maintenance Facilities - 75
Construction Factories - 1779(+327)
Ordnance Factories - 150(+0)
Fighter Factories - 100(+0)
Fuel Refineries - 300(+0)
Mines - 450(+50)
Automated Mines - 311(+27)
Research Labs - 60(+0)
Financial Centers - 59(+34)
Mass Drivers - 9(+9)

Ground Forces Training Facilities - 8(+0)


Mars
Population - 357.81 Million(+20.28 million)
Military Academy(Low Gravity Training) - Level 2(+1)
Deep Space Tracking Station - Level 4(+1)

Commercial Shipyards/Slipways - 2/3+(0/0)
Commercial Shipyards Tonnage - 30000/10000(+0/0)

Military Shipyards/Slipways - 2/3(+0/0)
Military Shipyards Tonnage - 7000/4000(+0/0)

Maintenance Facilities - 25(+0)
Construction Factories - 1201(+256)
Ordnance Factories - 50(+0)
Fighter Factories - 75(+25)
Fuel Refineries - 150(+0)
Mines - 399(+99)
Automated Mines - 162(+12)
Research Labs - 15(+0)

Ground Forces Training Facilities - 3(+0)

Europa
Population - 11.15 million(+11.15 million)

Infrastructure - 6604(+6604)

Xodar Commonwealth Installations - 1205(-12)

Deep Space Tracking Station - Level 1(+1)

Maintenance Facilities - 5(+5)
Construction Factories - 56(+56)
Automated Mines - 2(+2)
Civilian Mining Complexes - 2
Mass Drivers - 1(+1)
Terraforming Installations - 5(+5)

Ship Count

Discovery class GEV - 4(MSV Amber, MSV Sapphire, MSV Amethyst, MSV Diamond)

Napoleon class GSV - 4(MSV Amerigo Vespucci, MSV Leif Ericson, MSV Thor Heyerdahl, MSV Yuri Gagarin)

Outreach class Construction Ship - 1(SSV New Beginnings)

Aspen class Freighter - 2(MSV Valencia, MSV Vega)

Whistler class Freighter - 1(MSV Venus) under construction

Eldfell-Ashland SR-80 class Fuel Harvester -2(both unnamed right now) under construction

Apex class Jump Scout - 2(SSV Apex, SSV Apogee)

Epsilon class Littoral-Combat Ship - 4(SSV Afghan, SSV Airedale, SSV Beagle, SSV Whippet)

Indigo class Corvette - 6(SSV Velociraptor, SSV Viper, SSV Walrus, SSV Wasp, SSV Weasel, SSV Werewolf)

Gettysburg class Frigate - 3(SSV Gettysburg, SSV Vicksburg, SSV Waterloo) under construction

Broadsword class Cruiser - 2(SSV Broadsword, SSV Sabre) under construction

Steadfast class PDC - 2(Fort George on Earth, Fort William Henry on Europa)

Stormfront class PDC - 1(Fort Southwick on Europa)
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Re: Earth Systems Alliance Part 2
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 12:16:13 PM »
I made a couple mistakes on the ships. I forgot to press the text file button, so some of them aren't the final versions. The correct ones are below:

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Discovery-II class Geological Survey Vessel    8,950 tons     88 Crew     627.4 BP      TCS 179  TH 640  EM 0
3575 km/s    JR 1-25(C)     Armour 1-38     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/3     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 44    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 0   

Stellar Dynamics M180-S40 CJD     Max Ship Size 9000 tons    Distance 25k km     Squadron Size 1
Heed Industries B320-L Commercial Magneto-Plasma Drive (2)    Power 320    Fuel Use 3.54%    Signature 320    Exp 4%
Fuel Capacity 600,000 Litres    Range 340.8 billion km   (1103 days at full power)

Geological Survey Sensors (3)   3 Survey Points Per Hour

This design is classed as a Commercial Vessel for maintenance purposes


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Gettysburg class Frigate    7,000 tons     178 Crew     1127.9 BP      TCS 140  TH 560  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 3-32     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 5     PPV 20
Maint Life 3.05 Years     MSP 504    AFR 78%    IFR 1.1%    1YR 81    5YR 1221    Max Repair 280 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 9 months    Spare Berths 2   
Magazine 80   

Cord-Hislop Frigate Class EP560 Magneto-Plasma Drive (1)    Power 560    Fuel Use 45.5%    Signature 560    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 800,000 Litres    Range 45.2 billion km   (130 days at full power)

Devlon Industries Patriot Missile Defense Turret  (3x4)    Range 1000 km     TS: 25000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
Type 4-A Missile Launcher (5)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 40
Ariake Technologies A151 Fire Control (1)     Range 151.2m km    Resolution 100
Hammer Mk1 Anti-Ship Missile (20)  Speed: 24,000 km/s   End: 57.9m    Range: 83.4m km   WH: 4    Size: 4    TH: 128/76/38

Delumcore Systems R120-MR110 Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 20160     Range 110.4m km    Resolution 120

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
 

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Re: Earth Systems Alliance Part 2
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 01:27:34 PM »
Is your plan to have a lot of the Frigates and Cruisers for offensive and defensive operations? Your military ships seem to have enough missile storage capacity to fire 4 volleys, which means that if you don't have a lot of colliers available, you will not be able to maintain combat operations against any significant point defense.
 

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Re: Earth Systems Alliance Part 2
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 04:16:26 PM »
Yes, definitely. The plan is to have my fleet mainly consist of cruisers with frigates as their support vessels. They'll make up the majority of my patrol task groups and will outnumber probably every other ship type. I plan on using colliers as well, I just haven't designed one yet.

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And I'm thinking about designing a small, really fast vessel that'll be transported on the collier. It'll be reloaded, then zip in to transfer the missiles, and zip back out to reload again. I don't know if it'll work, but I think it'd be cool.
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Re: Earth Systems Alliance Part 2
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 08:04:22 AM »
Execrated1,  do you realize that you have very bad mismatch between your MFC and Active Sensor suites?  And that they are a generation behind your EM tech? 

It looks like your using Active Grav 21 and EM 6 for your Active Sensor and Missile Fire Control, while the passive EM suite on your PDC is using EM 8.

The Delumcore Systems R120-MR110 Sensor Suite will see a 6,000ton hull at 110.4m km but a 5,000ton hull at 76.6m km. 

The Ariake Technologies A151 Fire Control tries to see 5,000ton hulls (and larger) at 151.2m km.

For your Hammer Mk1 Anti-Ship Missile to intercept a 5kton/4,000kps target at maximum range the active sensor needs to see it at 97.3m km.  Upgrading both systems with your current generation EM tech would achieve this result.  It's also a good idea to match resolutions between Active Sensor and MFC suites.
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Re: Earth Systems Alliance Part 2
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 08:38:42 AM »
All of my sensors are just place holders right now.  From both my point of view and the Alliance's point of view its not worth upgrading them every tech level when its advancing quite quickly. I'm not at my PC right now but I think I have one more research project to go before I'll update them. I have a level 7 scientist with 35% bonus in sensors and fire control so he's been racing through the cheaper SF techs. I also have a level 8 45% power and propulsion scientist which is why I custom designed the military engines to be exactly 25% of the weight. That guy is amazing, he can put out over 20k RP a year. Thank you for pointing it out though. I have a terrible habit of forgetting to update my ship components.
 

 

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